Jeffery D. Long
Jeffery D. Long is an author at Religion News Service.
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Diwali: A celebration of the goddess Lakshmi, and her promise of prosperity and good fortune
By Jeffery D. Long — October 25, 2022
(The Conversation) — Shri is the earliest name given to the goddess Lakshmi in Hindu texts. The word originally meant splendor and refers to all that is auspicious.
This god shoots love darts – but no, it’s not Cupid
By Jeffery D. Long — February 14, 2022
(The Conversation) — Kamadeva, also known as Madana, is the Hindu god of love, desire and infatuation.
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